A La Carte (5/16)
The Essential Owen - Here’s a blog I’ve only just discovered. And it’s a good one. “John Owen was arguably the most brilliant theologian of the English language. While he was extraordinarily brilliant, his writings were not always extraordinarily accessible. It is the intention of this site and its author to glean from the good doctor, quotes and excerpts that show the Christ centered world view of this gifted Puritan divine.” In other words, it’s bite-sized portions of John Owen’s writings.
The Future of the Library - Be sure to check out Seth Godin’s thoughts on the future of the library. He’s got some interesting and important things to say about its future. And if libraries are your thing, you may also appreciate this article from Chris Brauns.
He Descended into Hell - Sandy Grant looks at that strange phrase from the Apostle’s Creed, “He descended into hell.”
Christianity & Liberalism - I’ll be reading Christianity & Liberalism along with hundreds of this site’s readers. If you’d like to get it cheap, check out Monergism Books. 1) Put any combination of books or eBooks worth over $3 in your shopping cart; 2) add Christianity and Liberalism (eBook) to your cart; 3) type the word machen at check out; 4) click apply and receive your free eBook. (A link will be sent to your email with download instructions).
The Century of Disasters - Slate has an article about the rash of disasters lately. Near the end of the column there are some useful practical thoughts on what it means and how we should (or shouldn’t) react.
Osama’s Porn Stash - Al Mohler draws some important lessons from the recently-revealed knowledge that Osama Bin Laden had a porn stash in his home.
You Need to Feed Yourself - Aaron Armstrong writes about that oft-repeated phrase, “You need to feed yourself.”
Gold can no more fill the spirit of a man, than grace his purse. A man may as well fill a bag with wisdom, as the soul with the world. —Robert Bolton